Bollywood actor and BJP MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol has tested positive for COVID-19. The news was shared by the Himachal Pradesh health secretary on Tuesday. The actor-filmmaker also took to his Twitter account to share the news about his health. He revealed that he is asymptomatic and feeling well, and requested that all those who had come in contact with him recently should isolate themselves and get tested for the Novel Coronavirus.
Sunny Deol wrote, "I got myself tested for coronavirus and the result has come back positive. I am in isolation and feeling well. I request that all those who came in contact with me recently should isolate themselves and get tested."
The actor's spokesperson revealed to PTI, "He has been tested positive but is asymptomatic and feeling absolutely all right. He is following all the instructions given by the authorities and taking necessary precautions."
According to reports, Himachal Pradesh Health Secretary Amitabh Awasthi revealed that Deol had been staying in Kullu district for some days, as he had been advised to recuperate after having gone through a shoulder surgery in Mumbai. Sunny was staying at a farmhouse near Manali in Kullu district.
The health secretary told PTI that the actor and his friends were planning to leave for Mumbai, but his COVID-19 test result came out positive on Tuesday.
मैंने कोरोना टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मैं एकांतवास में हूं और मेरी तबीयत ठीक है। मेरा अनुरोध है कि आप में से जो भी लोग गत कुछ दिनों में मेरे संपर्क में आयें हैं, कृपया स्वयं को आइसोलेट कर अपनी जाँच करवाएं।— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) December 2, 2020
Earlier this week, Sunny Deol announced his collaboration with his actor son Karan Deol for a sequel to the 2007 film Apne. The film will also feature his father, veteran actor Dharmendra, and his actor-brother Bobby Deol. Apne also starred the trio, which was a sports drama that featured Dharmendra as a disgraced former boxer who tries to reclaim the lost respect in his career through his sons.
In 2019, Sunny Deol had directed Karan Deol in his debut film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. The film had met with an average response at the box office.
Apne 2 will also be helmed by Anil Sharma and will be produced by Deepak Mukut. The film goes on the floors in March 2021, and the makers are aiming for a Diwali 2021 theatrical release.